Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Jeremiah Olney, 27 November 1794

To Jeremiah Olney

Treasury Department November 27th 1794


I have to request, that you will retain Sufficient funds in your hands to discharge the Allowances to fishing Vessels, which will become due in your District on the 31st of the ensuing Month.1 You will therefore pay these allowances agreeably to the instructions heretofore given for that purpose.2

I request however, that you will immediately furnish me with an estimate of the sum, which will be required, in order that I may regulate future draughts of the Treasurer accordingly.

I am with consideration   Sir   Your most Obedient Servant

A Hamilton

Jeremiah Olney Esquire
Collector of Providence

LS, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Providence, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives.

1H is referring to Section 1 of “An Act concerning certain Fisheries of the United States, and for the regulation and government of the Fishermen employed therein” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 229–32 [February 16, 1792]). For this section, see H to Benjamin Lincoln, December 5, 1793.

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